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Charleston Tea Plantation

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6617 Maybank Hwy, Wadmalaw Island, SC 29401
+1 843-559-0383
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Very educational

This place is so interesting!! I had no idea of what it takes to make tea!! The staff were so... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
teacher3020
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Grifton, United States
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A fun little tour

We did this tour yesterday since I wanted to do something different. We did the video factory tour... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Amy D
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Baltimore, MD
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The Charleston Tea Plantation is the home of American Classic Tea, tea grown in America. It is located on picturesque Wadmalaw Island in the heart of South Carolina's Lowcountry. Its grounds include 127 acres of Camellia Sinensis tea plants, a working Tea Factory and a charming Plantation Gift Shoppe. Also available to guests is an adventurous and educational Trolley Tour that explores the scenic grounds that produce American Classic Tea. Complimentary tea is served to visitors throughout the day
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“trolley ride” (102 reviews)
“gift shop” (293 reviews)
“factory tour” (245 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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6617 Maybank Hwy, Wadmalaw Island, SC 29401
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+1 843-559-0383
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place is so interesting!! I had no idea of what it takes to make tea!! The staff were so informative and friendly. Take the trolley ride to see the farm up close. Also the factory tour is impressive. A very interesting and different from...More

Thank teacher3020
Management response:Responded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for your kind review! We're glad that you enjoyed visiting our special plantation. The highly informative trolley ride and factory tour demonstrate the art of tea cultivation that is practiced here at CTP. Come back soon to visit us!

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We did this tour yesterday since I wanted to do something different. We did the video factory tour which I thought was really interesting given that I knew nothing about the tea process before then. We also did the trolley tour with Jim who was...More

Thank Amy D
Management response:Responded 2 days ago

Hi Amy, thank you so much for your review! We'll be sure to pass along your kind remarks to Jim. The Charleston Tea Plantation experience is unlike any in North America, and we're glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour and found it educational....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I was with several family members and none of us are big on tea but we thought we would check it out. We were very glad we did. Cute gift shop that offered samples of hot and cold flavored teas. The gift shop also had...More

1  Thank Lisa B
Management response:Responded 2 days ago

Hi Lisa, we appreciate your kind review! We're excited to offer samples of all nine of our special tea flavors in our gift shop, along with other tea trinkets. Thank you for visiting our plantation, we hope you'll come back and see us soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently visited the Charleston Tea Foundation and found it very charming. The drive out to Wadmalaw Island is scenic and it is well worth seeking out this farm (it's easy to get to). The factory tour is free and lasts about 15 minutes. I...More

Thank Su-sea
Management response:Responded 2 days ago

Hi, thanks for your kind review! We love everything about tea: growing, brewing, and especially sharing. We're glad you added our plantation to your Charleston tour and enjoyed the drive to beautiful Wadmalaw Island. Come back and visit us soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gift shop/main building offers a quick 20 minute tour through a part of the factory and provides a quick video information on the plantation and their tea making process. the gift shop also has a sample area that lets you try out their teas before...More

Thank Rainbow S
Management response:Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review! September is a great time to visit our plantation and learn about the art of tea cultivation. Our tea samples and gift shop are hugely popular with guests, and we're glad to hear that you enjoyed visiting our plantation. We...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you can get over the excessive swarms of love bugs, then sit back and enjoy this tour. But hold onto your seat! The dips and ruts can knock you down. As you go through the tour you start to wonder if you can plant...More

Thank Patty F
charlestontea, Manager at Charleston Tea Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Patty, we appreciate your review! We're so glad you enjoyed visiting our beautiful plantation and unique gift shop. Thanks for embracing our trolley tour, even if it is a little bumpy! As part of our commitment to the environment and the health of our...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a drive from Charleston but so worth it. There were hot and cold teas for tasting. A tour through the tea processing facility. You could purchase a trolley ride through the fields which was well worth the price.More

Thank trbhaynes
Management response:Responded 2 days ago

We appreciate your kind review! Glad to hear you enjoyed your visit to our plantation. Our educational trolley tour and tea samples are available year-round, and the drive to Wadmalaw Island is beautiful no matter the season. We hope you'll be back soon to visit...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a great place to visit! They offered free tastings of the teas they made there! We thought the tour of the factory was interesting. The best part was the trolley tour of the grounds. Our tour guide was incredibly informative and very enjoyable!!!...More

Thank Gooddayz4Whalens
charlestontea, Manager at Charleston Tea Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi, thank you for your kind review! We're so glad you enjoyed learning about the history of our plantation and understanding our tea cultivation methods. Our nine exclusive tea blends are always available for sampling or purchase, and we hope your friends and family enjoy...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It started out cloudy, but began to rain by the time we arrived at the Charleston Tea Plantation. Luckily, we were still able to take the trolley tour (small fee) of the grounds. The tour guide was great and seemed to love his job. After...More

Thank NativeNewYorker11
Management response:Responded 2 days ago

Hi, thank you for your review! Thankfully, the tour of our plantation can be enjoyed in rain or shine. Our exclusive blend of nine unique teas are always available to sample and purchase in our gift shop. We're glad that you brought some home with...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The only Tea Plantation in North America! If you like tea and would like to see how it is grown and processed make this a must see. The factory tour and plantation are free. To have a narrated tour on a non air conditioned trolley...More

Thank ctgal2015
Management response:Responded 3 weeks ago

Hi! Thank you so much for your kind review. We're thrilled that you enjoyed touring our plantation and sampling our wide variety of delicious tea. Thank you for stopping by, and we hope you'll come back to visit soon!

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Lori T
13 September 2017|
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Response from charlestontea | Property representative |
Hi Lori, thanks for your question. Our tea plants start blooming at the end of September all through October, making this season the perfect time to come visit our plantation!
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Darrell M
23 March 2017|
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Response from Sanders3 | Reviewed this property |
30 to 40 mins - but it is such a pretty drive - well worth it - tree lined, scenic and the plantation is also such a lovely place.
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sweet_home_alabama1
3 February 2017|
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Response from ChattanoogaNB | Reviewed this property |
Bigelow family/Chn Tea Plantation contracted with Whole Foods to carry their Bigelow tea...an option for source of purchase.....
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